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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 8181
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 25 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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Stunning views from the top!

We took the cable car up and back which gives great views from the tram. The floor around the perimeter rotates about 180 degrees during the ascent/decent to give perspective. Buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the cable car up and back which gives great views from the tram. The floor around the perimeter rotates about 180 degrees during the ascent/decent to give perspective. Buy your tickets on line to have a quicker experience through the lines and I believe it was also slightly less expensive. There are lots of walking options at the... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cable car spins as you go up and down so there is no bad place to stand. Get your tickets from the concierge at your hotel so you do not have to wait in line. Also, you get your photo taken before you go to the top in front of a green screen. The pictures are available for purchase... More 

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Thank Randy N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We bought tickets in advance, but... the que for those without tickets was much faster! So buy your ticket and get in the other que... thats what many people seem to do...

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Thank Robert J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too often one can be disappointed after hearing the claims of others. But on this occasion it wasn't to be. Truly amazing vistas. We got lucky with the weather - clear blue skies. If the sun is out make Table Mountain you first call.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up to Table mountain on the local bus when you get off there is a shuttle bus to the cable car. We had to wait about 10 minutes to get to the payment booth and then had to wait another 15 minutes before going in to the cable car. The car moves around so yo get some excellent views... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in mid september, a little before peak season. Not crowded after noon. We wished we'd had more time to hike around. Beautiful, wild, but well cared for. Bring good walking shoes.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepared to wait in long lines, unless you purchase tickets prior to your tour time.. The cable car actually does a 360 as it makes the ascension up the mountain, so you have an opportunity to capture photos at every angle...very cool!

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clare66uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must when visiting Cape Town. The view is simply amazing it feels like you are on top of the world!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car and team that worked there were great. We went up early in the fog. Still loved the experience. Got breakfast at the restaurant at the top. Food was ok , service was fantastic. I dropped my plate of food after i had paid for it and the lady quickly said not to worry just get another plateful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great,ride up the mountain. So well done once you get to the top. Easy walking routes and stunning scenery make it easy to spend hours up here.

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